Volunteer Live Seabird Interpreter


Bempton, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk dave.ohara@rspb.org.uk 01262 422201 Dave O'Hara

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, marine conservation

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Bempton Cliffs is home to one of Europe’s most important seabird colonies and top UK wildlife spectacles. Visitors flock here to see the iconic puffin and giant gannets as they raise their families on the towering chalk cliffs. Live seabird interpreters enhance the experience by interpreting what visitors are seeing out on the cliffs – why do guillemots nest in large groups, where do the puffins go in winter – visitors love chatting to a friendly face out on our viewpoints. And with over 100,000 visitors to the reserve each year, you’ll have plenty of people to talk to!

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to spend your days outside surrounded by up to half a million seabirds
  • The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others
  • An opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity
  • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team
  • Regular line management support
  • Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative
  • Training in the safe use of all relevant equipment
  • References if appropriate

The skills you need


  • Approachable, with a friendly demeanour
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather
  • A desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care
  • Confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public
  • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation
  • Ability to communicate well and listen
  • Willingness to learn and relay accurate information (which will be provided)
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development


  • Be confident in dealing with tricky situations
  • Knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently
  • Love of the outdoors
  • Own transport
  • Some knowledge of Bempton Cliffs wildlife (particularly seabirds)
  • Experience of working with the public

Please note that this role is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner and comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training will be provided). Applicants must be over 18 years old and able to work without a chaperone.

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